What is the role of an Enterprise Architect?

 Enterprise architects are responsible for upkeeping and maintaining an organisations IT services and networks. They will oversee, improve, and upgrade the services, hardware and software of an enterprise by developing, coordinating, maintaining and enforcing the overall enterprise architecture. They are important as they tie the project and program strategies of the organisations and projects together.

Types of Enterprise Architect:

There are several types of enterprise architect which include:

  • Business
  • Application
  • Data
  • Technology


An enterprise architect may hold qualification which include the below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field
  • Some experience in the field is preferred
  • Experience in system architecture is preferred
  • Good technical, analytical, communication, interpersonal and project management skills
  • Ability to lead a team and collaborate with business and tech leaders
  • Experience with SQL, data sourcing, enterprise data management, modelling and business strategy.


The responsibilities of an enterprise architect are naturally incredibly varied, but include:

  • Developing the enterprise architecture
  • Coordinating and developing architecture plans and activities
  • Assist in aligning business and enterprise initiatives with the enterprise architecture
  • Advise the senior management on integration strategies
  • Influencing, translating, and mapping business strategy
  • Complex thinking and strategizing systems
  • Understanding of technology product, vendor strategies and products
  • Be able to communicate with business and tech leaders within and outside the organisation
  • Understanding of business needs
  • Be influential and trustworthy towards the business as an advisor
  • Understanding developers needs in line with business needs

Typical Tech stacks:

  • SAP Ariba, SAP Concur
  • BIZZdesign Enterprise Studio
  • Sparx Systems enterprise architect
  • Erwin
  • Planview

Professional development:

Once EAs gain more experience their earnings will increase, and they will have the opportunities to get more certifications to progress in your role. With this you will be able toprogress to a chief enterprise architect or be the head enterprise architect in your organisation and oversee others.

Alternative careers:

  • Business Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • Enterprise Solutions Architect
  • Enterprise Security Architect
  • Technical Architect
  • Data Architect

Enterprise Architect – Outside IR35 – 6-12 months

La Fosse are partnering with a FTSE100 to source them an Enterprise Architect as part of a substantial digital & systems transformation. We are looking for someone who has experience in:

  • Roadmapping & IT strategy
  • Setting the guardrails for SIs & Partners to be held accountable to
  • Ability to help shape a company evolve from inflexible monolthiic apps to a cloud-hosted scalable landscape
  • Ability to oversee and run an Architecture Review Board / Technical Design Authority
  • Location: London
  • Sector: IT Architecture & Strategy
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job functions: Architect, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Azure
  • Salary: £100000 – £800000 per annum + + Benefits

​Enterprise Architect

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Enterprise Architect at large scale sporting organization. The successful candidate Drive teams to deliver simple, flexible & sustainable digital solutions and own the technical standards and best practices, providing communication, advice, and guidance to all stakeholders. An interesting opportunity to work on multiple projects to design and lead on cutting-edge solutions to help them to achieve their business goals.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Designing and implementing organizations Architecture strategy
  • Help stakeholders understand the technology strategy to aid decision making.
  • Identify opportunities based on technical knowledge and industry trends.
  • Support product portfolio management with value-driven architecture.
  • Provide architectural leadership and consultancy to product teams.
  • Mentor internal and partner development teams on microservice and web architectures.
  • Act as the architectural design authority for the organisation.
  • Create technical standards and best practices, leveraging industry standards.
  • Communicate and ensure the use of standards and how the digital vision can be realised.
  • Execute additional tasks as required to meet organizations changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.

​Enterprise Architect- Fully Remote

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Enterprise Architect at a globally renowned Charity. They are seeking an individual to own and drive the Enterprise Architecture strategy, roadmap, capabilities, standards, and design patterns. The successful candidate will be responsible for the architecture, design, development, and enhancement of enterprise solutions. They will collaborate with users across the organisation co-ordinating with business & technology teams to architect, design, plan and deliver solutions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading the development of Enterprise Architecture strategies, roadmaps, business and technology capabilities, standards, design patterns and frameworks.
  • Being a business partner with stakeholders in the organisation and wider association to understand business needs & requirements
  • Being future orientated, thinking strategically and on a global scale.

Experience desired:

  • Proven experience in working on Enterprise Architecture strategies, roadmaps, standards, capabilities, frameworks, and design patterns.
  • Thorough Architecture background, covering the whole spectrum from business, application, information, services & integration to infrastructure.
  • Experience in developing and adapting existing business solutions as well as creating new solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of Azure.
  • Strong client-facing skills to engage a diverse stakeholder population.


​Enterprise Architecture Integration Analyst – Contract – 3 Months+

La Fosse are sourcing an Integration Architect/Analyst for a global consultancy to responsible for establishing some as-is & target state integration architectures across various global systems & application stacks.

Key Experience:

  • Designing & documenting current and future integration landscapes using EA tooling.
  • Working with integration delivery teams to outline architectural guidelines, best-practice & alignment to target-state.
  • Knowledge & experience of working with a variety of API technologies & approaches.
  • Knowledge of large corporate applications would be an advantage – Salesforce, ServiceNow, M365, SAP etc.